Friday, October 07, 2016

Autumn Tree + Distress Crayon technique

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Friday edition of the Blog.
I went to a garage sale recently and the person holding it was selling some Ranger Distressed  Crayons. She had 18 of them for $5.00. They were brand new and she just didn't like working with them. What a find for me!!
So I watched some YouTube videos to see what to do with them and the idea for the background on this card was born. I am also using some new dies from the Autumn 2016 release. These ones are the autumn tree w/ swing and the give thanks die set. So let's get started with details on my card for today.
Chocolate Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Kraft Layering Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Image Panel: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Distressed Crayon Technique:
Step 1:  Used watercolor distressed cardstock and applied a layer of Gesso to prepare the paper. Set aside to dry.
Step 2.  After that dried I applied the distress crayons in fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, mustard seed and peeled paint. Used my finger and a little water to spread the color around. The finger method is what Tim Holtz recommended in of his videos. I set this aside to dry. You could use a heat tool to dry it as well. I used this time to start making my die cuts.
Step 3. Once this was dry I took a sun-ray stencil laid it over top of the color and used a wet (but not soaking) paper towel. I followed the stencil layout and started to remove color. I was really pleased how this turned out. Especially since it was my first attempt with these crayons. I did make another one and didn't use the Gesso layer. The color is much subtler without the Gesso.  Just depends what you are looking for with your color.
Step 4: Now that my background is prepared, I am ready to make my die cuts. I used various shades of fall cardstock and cut my autumn tree with swing, the leaves pumpkins and sunflower. I used some distress ink to highlight the colors.  The Give Thanks word I cut 2x in chocolate cardstock for dimension.  I attached it to the right side of the card and took it just slightly off the card for added interest. I didn't want to completely cover up the stenciled sun image.
Step 5:  Now my card is ready for assembly. I used a combination of Ranger multi-matte medium, glue dots and double sided tape on all the die cuts. 
Step 6: The image panel is layered on kraft cardstock. I then used foam adhesive for added dimension to attach to the chocolate card base. And with that, my card is completed. I hope I have given you some inspiration on a way to create a fall scene using a couple of different die sets.
We are also underway with our challenge for October. The theme this month is Fall. Get all the details here as well as the winners from Challenge #6.  So until next time........inky hugs!



Janja said...

Wow, it looks great.

Vladuška said...

Beautiful background and nice autumn card.

creative lady said...

Beautiful autumn card, love every detail!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Lovely way to colour . What an awesome card